Grilled Balsamic Lamb Chops with Herb Goat Cheese Sauce
Fast, easy and fresh, Grilled Balsamic Lamb Chops with Herb Goat Cheese Sauce is one of the most flavorful dinners ever. Quick to get on the table and with easy clean up, this meal is one the whole family will LOVE.
Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by ACME Markets. All opinions and statements are my own, as always.
Summer is officially here and that means I want quick dinners that I can get on the table in minutes. I don’t want to spend hours slaving in the kitchen when I could be outside soaking up the sun with my family but I also don’t want to cut corners by serving up a ton of processed convenience foods. This recipe for Grilled Balsamic Lamb Chops with Herb Goat Cheese Sauce is one of my favorites because it’s made from clean ingredients and the prep work takes about 5 minutes total.
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Open Nature products help me feel good about the food I’m feeding my family starting with their Open Nature Lamb Loin Chops. The flavor is rich but delicate with a slight sweetness that is only found in lamb products. They cook quickly so they’re perfect for dinner on the fly.
Lamb Chops also soak up marinades and rub flavors so well, I used the Open Nature Balsamic Vinaigrette and marinated them for a few hours. This gave the meat time to absorb all the sweet tangy flavor found in the dressing. I LOVE this Balsamic Dressing because it’s simple and pure…..nothing artificial and has a sweet bite that’s fantastic on all my salads!
Then, I tossed the lamb chops on the grill for about 10 minutes. High heat gives them the perfect sear and cooks them quickly without drying the lamb chops out. Resting the lamb chops after cooking allows time for the juices to redistribute leaving you with tender, juicy meat that’s as good as any restaurant.
While the grilled lamb chops rest, you can make the sauce using Open Nature Plain Greek Yogurt, O Organics® Garlic and Herb Goat Cheese, honey, and a splash of apple cider vinegar. Throw everything into the blender or food processor and blend until smooth. This leaves you with a creamy, tangy, slightly sweet Herb Goat Cheese Sauce that you’ll want to put on everything. Open Nature Plain Greek Yogurt is a staple in my house, we love the thick, creamy texture and it’s perfect in the morning with a handful of fresh berries.
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- 8 Open Nature Lamb Loin Chops
- 1 cup Open Nature Balsamic Vinaigrette
- 1 cup Open Nature Plain Greek Yogurt
- 4 ounces O Organics® Garlic & Herb Goat Cheese
- 1 tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar
- 1 teaspoon honey
- salt and pepper to taste.
Place the Lamb Loin Chops in a large zip top bag or shallow dish. Pour the vinaigrette over the lamb chops and allow to marinate for 4 hours or overnight.
Heat a gas grill on high.
Remove the lamb chops from the marinade and place on the grill. (discard the remaining marinade). Grill the lamb chops for 4 minutes, then flip and continue grilling for an additional 4 minutes or until an instant read thermometer reads 145 degrees for medium rare. (Or 160 degrees for medium, 170 degrees for well done.)
Transfer the lamb chops to a platter and allow to rest for 10 minutes.
While the lamb chops are resting, make the sauce. Place the yogurt, cheese, vinegar and honey in the bowl of a food processor or blender and puree until smooth. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
Serve the lamb chops with the sauce.